• By Meagan Farmer
  • Posted May 16, 2024

Navigating NF1: The Moss Family’s Story of Resilience and Hope

Navigating life with a rare disease like neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) can be challenging for families. We had the opportunity to connect with Renie and Philip Moss ahead of NF Awareness Month, and they shared experiences and insights from their NF1 journey. Renie and Philip are a mother and son in Birmingham, Alabama. Renie recounted the initial…


  • By Noelle Carbognin
  • Posted March 22, 2024

Transforming Fear into Action and Advocacy: Our Family’s Lynch Syndrome Story

It has been almost 3 years since my father was offered genetic testing after developing three different types of cancers. He also had an alarming family history – multiple relatives with cancer, going back generations. After he received a positive result for Lynch Syndrome, putting him at an increased risk for colon cancer and other types of…


  • By Nicole Teed
  • Posted November 14, 2023

Peace of Mind: Michelle Majewski Trusts the Patient for Life Program to Share Answers for Her Son Owen

Like most working moms, Michelle Majewski is busy. She spends her days juggling a career as a sales account executive, managing a household, and spending quality time with her husband, their son Owen, and their two dogs. Owen, now 4 years old, is a charmer. He also has extra medical needs, without a clear diagnosis or explanation. The search for…


  • By Jodi Tahsler
  • Posted June 14, 2023

Passing on a Legacy of Health: Ben Huebsch Shares His BRCA Story for Men’s Health Week

Ben Huebsch was inspired to become an educator because of his mother’s advice to give back to his community. He loves his job as a middle school principal: he gets a front-row seat to the impact a dedicated staff can have on young lives! He is continuing his mother’s legacy by sharing his firsthand experience with BRCA testing for…


  • By Morgan Turpin, MB(ASCP), CGMBS
  • Posted June 8, 2023

Morgan Turpin and Son Shayne Find Connection with Dravet Syndrome Families

Morgan Turpin, MB(ASCP), CGMBS, Technical Systems Manager, is an Ambry Genetics employee who has firsthand knowledge of the benefits of exome testing. Her son Shayne went through a diagnostic odyssey of his own before he was a toddler. Exome testing opened up many possibilities for the family, including an online community and treatment options.…


  • By Lisa Kindel
  • Posted November 15, 2022

Live Life Proactively: Trinity Chappelear Shares Life Post-ATM Mutation Diagnosis

The adage “knowing is half the battle” describes Trinity Chappelear perfectly. Her dear friend Brandi Preston lost her mother to breast cancer at age 14, spurring Preston to start The Kamie K Preston Hereditary Cancer Foundation, based in Omaha, Nebraska. The non-profit is devoted to educating and supporting awareness for genetic testing to…


  • By Jodi Tahsler
  • Posted November 10, 2022

A Q&A with My Faulty Gene founder Kathy Baker

My Faulty Gene is a nonprofit organization that provides information and assistance to individuals whose family medical history suggests genetic testing might be helpful in identifying an increased risk of disease due to a genetic mutation. They believe that everyone in need of genetic testing should have access to it. We sat down with Kathy


  • By Lisa Kindel
  • Posted October 5, 2022

Never Surrender: Mike Rogers Grinds on Post Sarcoma to Help Others Beat Cancer

Back in the 1970s, skateboarding was all the rage. The Zephyr skate team from Southern California wowed young men all over the country with their different tricks, jumps, and grinds. One of these impressionable youths was Mike Rogers. He started his skating career in Florida in 1977. Little did he know he’d face much larger challenges than working…


  • By Jaime Burguieres
  • Posted September 29, 2022

An Attitude of Gratitude: Jaime Burguieres’ Previvor Cancer Journey Guided by Ambry Genetic Testing

When Jaime Burguieres was young, her 43-year-old maternal aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer. Burguieres watched her vivacious aunt go through painful radiation and chemotherapy treatments that seemingly eradicated her cancer at the time. A few years later, her aunt was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in the breast, stomach, and hip,…


  • By Emily Huebsch
  • Posted September 27, 2022

A Different Kind of Patient: Emily Huebsch Empowers Herself and Others Against Breast Cancer

Previvor: A person who has not been diagnosed with cancer, but has survived the predisposition, or higher risk, due to certain genetic mutations.* Breast cancer. Spoken in hushed tones, these scary words are often compounded by the aftermath of breast cancer deaths, creating a stigma around discussing breast cancer in regular conversations. With…